Ivan Boesky

American stock trader (1937–2024)

Ivan Frederick Boesky (March 6, 1937May 20, 2024) was a Wall Street arbitrageur notable for his prominent role in an insider trading scandal that occurred in the United States in the mid-1980s.


  • Greed is all right, by the way. I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.
  • What good is the moon if you can't buy or sell it?
  • I think "immoral" is probably the wrong word to use...I prefer the word "unethical".
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